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Summary: 31 July 2015, Brussels – The Council of the European Union adopted the first legal acts implementing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the agreement reached on 14 July 2015 in Vienna on the Iranian nuclear issue.

On 20 July 2015, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution endorsing the JCPOA. This resolution provides for certain derogations from restrictions currently in place so as to allow: 

– the shipment of certain nuclear-related equipment out of Iran, the modification of two cascades in Fordow and the modernization of the Arak reactor;
– transfers and activities necessary to implement certain nuclear-related commitments specified in the JCPOA or required for the preparation for the implementation of the JCPOA. 

The legal acts adopted by the Council translate into EU law these provisions. 

The legal acts are available in the Official Journal dated 1 August. They were adopted by the Council by written procedure.

  • Ref: CL15-116EN
  • EU source: Council
  • UN forum: 
  • Date: 31/7/2015

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